Globalisation and Public Health

Globalisation and Public Health

11 weeks
April - June
Tuesdays - Lectures 10.00-12.00, Seminars 2.45-4.00 p.m.

What is it about?

Reviewing and comparing disease patterns, health services and the interaction of environmental and social problems affecting populations, especially in developing countries in transition. The module explores intercultural perspectives, encouraging students to "think globally" and to understand the need for health care planning and better funding, with an emphasis on primary health care and the involvement of communities in their health through integrated decision-making processes.

Who is it for?

Students interested in inter-sectoral working within a multi-skilled environment - it is directed to all postgraduates from all over the world. The module is provided for and by health professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

Why should you undertake it?

To understand the factors that shape health in an international context - rapid growth of population, urbanization, globalization, socio-economic conditions and migration - and to understand the implications that the determinants of health have for the funding, organization and delivery of health programmes and health system reform